Note: Grade 6 Social Studies curriculum includes a unit on ancient Israel.
Read this excerpt from the book Coming Out of Egypt by KC Stricker (http://www.comingoutofegypt.com/book-excerpts.html)
Chapter 3. Moses' Premature Deliverance: Amram slowly opened the door, and an elderly woman entered into their dwelling, nearly out of breath. In her hand she held a staff. Breathing heavily she apologized, "Forgive my intrusion! Hezron from the Household of Judah has sent me to you!" As she held out the staff, Moses slowly moved into view. The woman looked into Moses' eyes and placed the staff into his hand. She stood silently watching Moses run his hand across the staff with great tenderness. "Yes," she said in a whisper, "You feel His presence." Moses looked up at her, and she took a deep breath; overwhelmed by his penetrating eyes, she exhaled, filled with a sense of peace. The woman continued her message. "This staff will guide you all the days of your life, and it will lead you safely on your journey. It belonged to the first man, Adam, and was passed through the generations to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob then passed the staff to Judah and G-d said: *The scepter shall not depart from Judah nor a scholar from among his descendants until Shiloh arrives and his will be an assemblage of nations.*